The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Past Events

Past Events
Oct 17, 2017

Thinking Through Nationalism and Mysticism: The Tangled Intellectual Biographies of Gershom Scholem and Hans Kohn

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, UMass Amherst, 758 North Pleasant Street(map)
5:00 pm

A symposium with Amir Engel (Hebrew University) and Adi Gordon (Amherst College)...
book covers by Hans Kohn and Gershom Scholem

Thinking Through Nationalism and Mysticism: The Tangled Intellectual Biographies of Gershom Scholem and Hans Kohn

IHGMS, 758 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA
5:00 pm

a symposium with Amir Engel (Hebrew University) and Adi Gordon (Amherst College)...
Oct 5, 2017
Peter Baehr

Ethnic Cleansing, Class Cleansing: From Hannah Arendt to Victor Zaslavsky

601 Herter Hall
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Peter Baehr, professor and head of the department of sociology and social policy at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, speaks on "Ethnic Cleansing, Class Cleansing: From Hannah Arendt to Victor...
Sep 14, 2017
Detail from the cover of Native America and the Question of Genocide

Native America and the Question of Genocide

IHGMS, 758 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

"Native America and the Question of Genocide," a lecture by Professor Alex Alvarez of Northern Arizona University....
Apr 6, 2017
Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies logo

Musar after the Holocaust: Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler and the Rebuilding of Jewish Pietism


5:00 pm

R. Eliyahu Dessler (d.1953) was arguably the most prominent proponent of the classical musar tradition to survive the Holocaust. He spent the war years in England where he moved from Lithuania to...
Mar 29, 2017